Having curly hair doesn’t mean going without style on a glamorous evening.

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Heading out on the town or preparing for a special event doesn’t have to present drama or a dilemma for those with wavy, curly, or kinky hair. In fact, some of the most popular glamorous hairstyles come in the form of a classic quiff. Many curlies don’t even realize that this look can work for them, as well.

A quiff is a style that is easy to obtain for curly hair of any length or texture. Better known as “rock-chic,” a quiff is easy to obtain and the instruments needed are few. Perhaps the greatest thing about a quiff is that is a rather versatile style that can be worn on the top of your head or on the side. So, if you have wavy, curly or kinky hair, try out a quiff hairstyle for your next special night out.

What ever your style, what ever your hair type, the quiff will get you the look you want.

Get the Elegant Quiff Look

What You'll Need

  1. Backcomb your curls. In order to maintain this style and enjoy a hair care free evening, you will want to apply more than a generous  amount of your favorite hairspray. Use clips or bobby pins to hold hair back on the sides, pinning where you see the hair needs to be held down. Your eyes and personal style will define the look, so be sure you pin down where you see fit.
  2. Create a higher style. To obtain a higher bouffant style, you can use hot rollers. Doing so will keep your curls from suddenly or gradually falling in your face throughout the night. Roll your hair backwards on to the hot rollers, and then leave them in for 15 minutes. Afterward, you can roll tresses to the back or to the side depending upon which look you are going for.
  3. Finish it up. Utilize some bobby pins to keep the quiff in the area of the head you want it to stay. Most women who sport this style want it to have a shine, which adds to the “get noticed” appeal of a quiff. To do this, simply add more hairspray. Be careful not to add too much, or your ‘do will look over-done or fake. After all, the point is to get some attention with a glamorous look, not to be a conversation piece.

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Final thoughts

If you have never done a quiff before, or if you are somewhat nervous about it, take a couple practice runs at it before hitting the club scene or the main event of the year. We all know that practice makes perfect, and a quiff is no different.